Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Keeping Up With the Times: Time-sensitive, Networked Factories for Consumer Electronics Production

  • by Thomas J. Burke
  • Feature

 Consumer electronics manufacturing is a fast-paced industry. To maintain and enhance their competitive edge, companies in this sector need to regularly adopt innovative technologies in their plants and their products to meet ever-evolving market demands. Currently, this means adopting smart, interconnected manufacturing approaches to create highly responsive and productive factories. To achieve such infrastructure, businesses should invest in the right industrial communications technology.

Choosing the Right Computer for Forklift and Fleet Management

  • News

Improve operational efficiencies with Winmate's rugged vehicle-mounted computers engineered for in-vehicle applications.

New Survey Finds Most Industrial Organizations Are Inadequately Prepared for an OT Cybersecurity Attack

  • News

Survey results to be discussed at PAS OptICS 2020 conference along with more than two dozen sessions featuring industry executives, experts, and practitioners.

First Harvest Navigation Selects Sea Machines to Launch U.S. Inaugural Autonomous Hybrid Cargo Vessel

  • News

Collaboration will increase supply chain performance while reducing roadway congestion.

SPE Industrial Partner Network Quintuples Its Membership Before Its First Birthday

  • News

With currently 37 members, the number of founding members in November 2019 has more than quintupled even before its first birthday. Clear tendency: More and more members are joining every week.

Honeywell Teams Up With Microsoft to Reshape the Industrial Workplace

  • News

Honeywell to leverage Microsoft Azure cloud platform and connect Microsoft Dynamics 365 to Honeywell Forge, enabling predictive maintenance applications with closed-loop maintenance workflows in the buildings industry.

Strengthening Industry 4.0 Automation Security

  • by Daniel Browning
  • Feature

The scaling of efficiencies and business value from automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past few years has been transformative. In factories especially, costs drop, waste decreases, and businesses can control and gain insight into their processes like never before.

Siemens and Netze BW Make Distribution Grids More Sustainable and Smarter

  • News

In conjunction with their ongoing research cooperation, Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Netze BW GmbH have co-developed an intelligent and environmentally-friendly distribution substation.

Advantech & Quanergy Announce Partnership to Build LiDAR-Enabled 3D IoT Solutions for Smart City & Logistics

  • News

Advantech Service-IoT GmbH announces its partnership with Quanergy systems Inc., the leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart perception solutions.

Industrial Internet Consortium Technical Report Defines Framework for Distributed Edge Computing

  • News

Moving computing from the cloud to the edge increases the performance, trustworthiness and efficiency of industrial IoT applications.